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Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship is an intregral part of playing Intramural Sports. At each mandatory captain's meeting, team leaders will be asked to to sign the Spirit of Competition Agreement to ensure all teams and members abide by the following contract.

I agree to and will educate my teammates on the following…

  • That the true essence of sport is to strive for personal achievement and excellence through full and honest effort.
  • To be committed to participating in sport with integrity, and to striving to win only by legitimate means.
  • Pledge to learn, understand, and adhere to both the written rules of my sport, including the eligibility and conduct terms, and the accepted rules of fair play.
  • Believe that violence and physical intimidation are harmful to sport and refuse to use such tactics.
  • Understand that officials, teammates, and opponents are all integral to sport and are worthy of my respect.

It is my responsibility, as a captain, to maintain self-control of myself and my teammates. We will accept officials' decisions without argument play with intensity but without animosity and behave graciously in triumph or defeat.

After each game, the supervisors and the referees will be asked to evaluate the performance of each team based on their sportsmanship.  The following rating system will be used....

                                       Lindsey Wilson College Intramural Sportsmanship Rating System

5- Exceptional sportsmanship exhibited towards participants and officials.
Individuals on this team were respectful of opponents and officials and encouraged each other's efforts. At no time was this team disrespectful towards participants or officials.

4- Good sportsmanship exhibited towards participants and officials. Individuals on this team were respectful of opponents and officials except one or two minor instances.

3- Acceptable sportsmanship exhibited towards participants and officials.
Individuals on this team were generally respectful of participants and officials, but on a number (more than two) of occasions they were disrespectful of opponents or officials.

2- Sportsmanship needs improvement.
More than one individual on this team was disrespectful of opponents or officials or a particular individual was often disrespectful of opponents or officials.

1- Unacceptable sportsmanship.
Majority of individuals on this team were disrespectful of opponents or officials on a regular basis or more than one individual was regularly disrespectful of opponents or officials. This team should reexamine the purpose of participating in Intramural Sports.

Notes: Any team(s) involved in a fight will receive a "1" for a sportsmanship rating. If a player is ejected from a game, his/her team will receive a "2" (at best) for a sportsmanship rating. There will be no appeal process on a rating you received. As captains you are responsible for the conduct of your team. Play hard, have fun and be a good sport.


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